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Old 12-06-2018, 10:57 AM
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Sure, but then you'd have to re-educate everyone who starts playing disc golf. Par has a very standard definition that goes WAY back... maybe not all the way to 1457, but a long way all the same. Shots to green + 2. Some holes are designed to play to par, others are designed to play below and above par but not at par (e.g. small island hole), but par stays the same. I think disc golf should simply have a method to implement this consensus view of par.
To dredge up issues from way back in this thread, golf's definition does not say shots to the green +2. At least, not the definition I could find on the PGA website, nor any definition anyone else cited. It is simply the expected score of an expert (in so many words).

It happens that in golf, shots to the green +2 is a method producing results that match that definition, in almost all cases. In disc golf, the same method doesn't.

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